Cheese Awards

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Wisconsin Cheese wins more national and international cheese awards than any other state or country. Our tradition of cheesemaking excellence began more than 175 years ago, and our award-winning cheesemakers still use these tried-and-true methods today.

Cheesemaking is a way of life in Wisconsin, the only place outside of Europe with a master cheesemaker program. Many families and facilities have been making cheese for four generations. With our revered heritage of cheesemaking, Wisconsin takes top honors for styles ranging from the freshest cheese curds to 10-year-old cheddar wheels, from baby swiss to aged parmesan and everything in between. Find your new favorite award-winning cheese here.

Wisconsin cheese has won

5,406 AWARDS

& counting...

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World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2017
Class 9. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
Low Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, 99.75
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese Sticks, 99.65
awardThird Place
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
Low Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, 99.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2017
Class 7. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
String Cheese, 99.575
awardSecond Prize
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
String Cheese, 99.525
awardThird Prize
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
String Cheese, 99.325
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardThird Prize
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
Flavored Pepper Cheese, 99
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2017
Class 28 Flavored String Cheese
awardSecond Award
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St Cloud, WI
Jalapeno peppers, 98.55
World Cheese Awards, 2016
Class 5613 String Cheese
awardSilver
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI
Oaxaca String Cheese
awardBronze
Ponderosa Dairy Products, LLC, Kewaunee, WI
Ponderosa String Cheese
Class
Class
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2016
Class 9. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St Cloud, WI
Low moisture part skim mozzarella string cheese, 99.5
awardSecond Place
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St Cloud, WI
Low moisture part skim mozzarella string cheese, 99.45
awardThird Place
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St Cloud, WI
Low moisture part skim mozzarella string cheese, 99.4
ACS Cheese Competition, 2016
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella types (Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese) - all milks
awardSecond Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Hand Stretched String Cheese
awardThird Place
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Cesar’s String Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2016
Class 7. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope String Cheese, 99.05
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardThird Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper String Cheese, 99.1
Class 13. Smoked Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoked String Cheese, 99.25
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2016
Class 31. String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Hand Stretched String Cheese, 99.65
awardSecond Award
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
Cesar's String Cheese, 98.5
awardThird Award
Cesar's Cheese, Random Lake, WI
String Cheese batch 3, 98.15
Class 32. String Cheese, Flavored
awardBest of Class
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
Jalapeno Peppers, 99.5
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Hot Pepper String Cheese, 99.15
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoked String Cheese, 99.05
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2015
Class 9. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.05
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese, 96.85
ACS Cheese Competition, 2015
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella types (Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese) - All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmer’s Rope String Cheese
Class LM: Smoked Cheeses, Smoked Italian Styles (Mozzarella, Scamorza, Bocconcini, Ovalini, etc.) - All Milks
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoked String Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2015
Class 7. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Cesar's Cheese, Columbus, WI
Hand-Stretched String Cheese, 99.25
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope, 99.1
awardThird Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese, 98.7
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2015
Class 26 String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
Low Moisture Part-skim Mozzarella string cheese, 99.5
awardSecond Award
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope String Cheese, 99.45
Class 51 Open Class: Smoked Soft and Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoked String Cheese, 99.4
World Cheese Awards, 2014
Class 5613 String Cheese
awardBronze
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Plain String Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2014
Class 7. String Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
String Cheese, 97.8
awardThird Prize
Agropur inc., Weyauwega, WI
String Cheese, 96.75
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2014
Class 30. String Cheese
awardSecond Award
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
low moisture part-skim mozzarella string cheese, 99.4
Class 58. Open Class: Smoked Soft & Semi-soft (Semi-hard) Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Mozzarella string with smoked flavor, 99.9
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2013
Class 50 Smoked Soft and Semi-soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoke flavor string cheese, 99.5
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2012
Class 9. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.9
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.7
ACS Cheese Competition, 2012
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella Types: Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Mozzarella String Cheese
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope String Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2012
Class 7. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.65
awardSecond Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope, 99.3
Class 10. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese with Jalapeño & Habañero Peppers, 99.7
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2011
Class 9. String Cheese
award
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awardSilver
V & V Supremo Foods-Chula Vista Cheese Company, Browntown, WI
Oaxaca String Cheese
awardBronze
Ponderosa Dairy Products, LLC, Kewaunee, WI
Ponderosa String Cheese
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese Plain, 99.6
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese Plain, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2011
Class LM: Smoked Cheeses, Smoked Italian Styles, (Mozzarella, Scamorza, Bocconcini, Ovalini, etc.)
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoke Mozzarella String
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2011
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.4
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.8
awardThird Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope, 98.6
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2011
Class 23 String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.7
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.5
Class 44 Smoked Soft and Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Smoked String Cheese, 98.25
ACS Cheese Competition, 2010
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella types - Brick, Scamorza, String Cheese - All Milks
awardSecond Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope String Cheese
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2010
Class 9. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.9
awardThird Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese , 97.55
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper Flavored String Cheese Habanero , 99.6
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper Flavored String Cheese, 99.55
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2010
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.85
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.35
awardThird Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.2
Class 9. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper String Cheese, 98.25
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2010
Class 45. Pepper Flavored Cheeses (Other Natural Styles)
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper String Cheese, 99.1
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2009
Class 9. String Cheese
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese , 99.15
Class 12. Flavored Natural Cheeses
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper Flavored String , 99.6
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2009
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Crave Brothers Farmers Rope, 99.4
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.05
Class 9. Flavored Pepper Cheese
awardThird Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese Flavored With Jalapeno and Habanero Peppers, 97.25
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2009
Class 34. Pepper Flavored (Other Styles)
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper String, 99.6
ACS Cheese Competition, 2008
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmer's Rope
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2008
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Crave Brothers Farmers Rope, 97.75
awardSecond Prize
Renard's Cheese, Algoma, WI
String Cheese, 97.7
awardThird Prize
Renard's Cheese, Algoma, WI
String Cheese, 97.65
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2007
Class 7. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.8
awardSecond Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.45
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese, 99.4
Class 10. Flavored Natural Cheese
awardFirst Place
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
Pepper String w/ Habanero & Jalapeno, 99.45
ACS Cheese Competition, 2007
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2007
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.55
awardSecond Prize
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
Low-Moisture Part-Skim String Cheese, 99.45
awardThird Prize
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
Low-Moisture Part-Skim String Cheese, 99.3
Class 9. Pepper Flavored Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese with Jalapeno & Habanero Peppers, 98.5
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2007
Class 17. String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
String Cheese LMPS
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2006
Class HM: Italian Type Cheeses, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardThird Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmer's Rope String
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2006
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.25
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 97.6
awardThird Prize
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese, 97.3
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2006
Class 36. Snack Cheeses
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 98.6
World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest, 2005
Class 7. String Cheese
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese, 99.70
ACS Cheese Competition, 2005
Class HM: Italian-Type Cheeses, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmer's Rope String
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2004
Class 6. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Rope String, 99.35
awardSecond Prize
Weyauwega Star Dairy, Inc., Weyauwega, WI
String Cheese, 99.10
awardThird Prize
Weyauwega Star Dairy, Inc., Weyauwega, WI
String Cheese, 98.65
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2005
Class 29. Snack Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese
ACS Cheese Competition, 2004
Class HM: Italian Type Cheese, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
String Cheese
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2004
Class 10. String Cheese
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 96.7
ACS Cheese Competition, 2003
Class HM: Italian Type Cheese, Mozzarella Types, All Milks
awardFirst Place
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmers Rope
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2003
Class 7. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, Waterloo, WI
Farmer's rope string, 99.6
awardSecond Prize
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String cheese, 99.4
awardThird Prize
Weyauwega Star Dairy, Inc., Weyauwega, WI
String cheese, 99.3
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2003
Class 9. String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.5
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.3
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese Part Skim, 99.25
Wisconsin State Fair Cheese & Butter Contest, 2002
Class 8. String Cheese
awardBlue Ribbon
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
String Cheese, 99
awardSecond Prize
Weyauwega Star Dairy, Inc., Weyauwega, WI
String Cheese, 98.8
awardThird Prize
Baker Cheese Factory, Inc., St. Cloud, WI
String Cheese, 98.75
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2002
Class 9. String Cheese
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese, 99.5
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese, 99.35
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 2001
Class 8. String Cheese
awardBest of Class
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese
awardSecond Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese
awardThird Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
String Cheese
World Championship Cheese Contest, 2000
Class 14.  Flavored Semi-Soft Cheeses
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Smoked String Cheese
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1997
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Part skim string
awardSecond Award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Low moisture, part skim mozzarella string cheese
World Championship Cheese Contest, 1996
Class 6. Mozzarella
awardBest of Class
Saputo Cheese USA Inc., Waldo, WI
Part Skim Mozzarella, 2% String
United States Championship Cheese Contest, 1995
Class 5. Mozzarella
awardThird Award
Burnett Dairy Cheese, Grantsburg, WI
String Cheese